Srinagar, Aug 16: The annual pilgrimage to the Holy Cave Shrine of Shri Amarnath concluded on Thursday on Shravan Purnima, amid chanting of religious shlokas in the spiritual ambience of south Kashmir Himalayas.
Anup Kumar Soni, Additional Chief Executive Officer of Amarnath Shrine Board along with other officials visited the Cave Shrine and carried out Samapan Pujan. He prayed for sustained peace, harmony, progress and prosperity in the State. Additional CEO stated that 3,43,587 Yatris had paid obeisance at the Holy Cave Shrine during this year’s pilgrimage, which had commenced on July 1 from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes.
Chief Executive Officer, Umang Narula on Friday informed that this year arrangements were improved for Yatra over the last years by Shrine Board which included online registration for Yatra, Bar coding of Yatri Permit Forms, SASB App for Yatris, improved sanitation facilities with installation of Bio toilets at Baltal and Reverse vending machine at Chandanwari, upgraded health care facilities, telecom facilities etc.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik, complimented the Civil and Police Administration of Anantnag and Ganderbal Districts, J&K Police, Central Armed Police Forces, Army, various State Government Departments and all other agencies for smooth completion of Yatra 2019.
He lauded the people of Kashmir for making this annual pilgrimage a successful event ever since it is being observed. Appreciating the valuable support of local people in conduct of this Yatra, he described their role in this Yatra as a true essence of Kashmiriyat which is exemplary for its communal harmony. (UNI)